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I had a good morning today visiting the local men’s shed and having a bit of a noisy around.
It always amazes me the things that happen in our communities that we may have very little knowledge of. The time, energy and thought that people put into places like this without even blinking is inspirational.
I am hoping that i can add to this local shed by sharing some of my experiences. luckily I do not need to actually build anything!
Sir Peter Blake liked to wear his red socks for good luck, and during the America’s Cup challenge of 1995 New Zealanders supported the boat by putting on their own red socks.
Today, Sir Peter’s lucky red socks have become a symbol of kiwi spirit and Red Socks Day is a chance to celebrate leadership in action, what it means to be a New Zealander, and to remember a kiwi legend.
Sir Peter Blake was tragically killed on December 5th 2001, and ten years on the Trust strives to keep his memory, spirit and values alive for future generations of New Zealanders. Red Socks Day is an opportunity to remember this fallen hero and the contribution he made to our nation and our planet, and to re-tell his story for those who were too young to remember.
The Canterbury Men’s Centre and Father and Child Trust are providing FREE counselling for men in Canterbury this year. The counselling is;
- by final year student counsellors
- available 830-5, Mon-Fri
- available until December each year (start up again late Feb)